Dundurn Bioblitz

Event Details

June 2nd, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Dundurn (Saskatoon), Saskatchewan
Inventories and Monitoring

Be a citizen scientist for a day! NCC needs your help identifying species on one of our new properties located in central Saskatchewan. Identifying species helps us create a baseline inventory so that we can create a property management plan. We will learn how to use iNaturalist, a phone application, to identify species and enter data. Don’t worry – you don’t need a smart phone to participate and paper data forms will also be available!

No experience required, hope to see you there! This is an opportunity to learn or test your knowledge! Experts welcome as well!

Carpooling: If you’re interested in carpooling to the property with other volunteers (driving, or catching a ride) please click here and add your car, or join a car. There’s also a wait list feature if there’s no car listed yet where you’re traveling from. Happy travels!

 

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About Dundurn (Saskatoon)

This 160 acre (65 ha.) property is located in the Saskatoon Prairie Natural Area, just 5 km west of the town of Dundurn. Made up of native prairie, aspen forests and sand dunes, the area hosts several threatened species, including the hairy prairie clover and Sprague’s pipit. The plot is directly adjacent to the Dundurn military base.

NCC acquired Dundurn with the assistance of the Government of Canada’s Natural Areas Conservation Program (NACP), a unique public-private partnership to accelerate the pace of land conservation across southern Canada.

What you will be doing

We will be using iNaturalist to identify species to create a baseline inventory for Dundurn's property management plan. This is a great opportunity to directly contribute to the conservation of this beautiful and unique property!

Why you will love it

Baseline inventories help us create property management plans, so that we can use the best possible methods to conserve the property. You get to be a citizen scientist for the day, while learning about a stunning ecological area!

Questions?

Contact Kayla Burak: kayla.burak@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

No experience required, hope to see you there! This is an opportunity to learn or test your knowledge! Experts welcome as well!

People of all fitness levels can participate
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water and snacks will be provided
Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

Clothes
  • Dress in layers
  • Hat
  • Sturdy, close-toed shoes
Tools
  • Smart phone or tablet (if you have one, don't worry we will have paper data sheets too!)
Miscellaneous
  • Any necessary medication
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Reusable water bottle